We inspire healthy communities and resilient people through innovation, leadership and collaboration. The Bridge strengthens communities, families and people by offering a constellation of services and programs that reflect our commitment to the incredible potential of all we are honoured to serve.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
Central Okanagan Foundation
John Howard Society of Central and South Okanagan
The Save Kindness Society
Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
Living Positive Resource Centre, Okanagan
Community Hotseat With Mayor Basran Attend Remotely/OnlineDec 8, 8 - 9pm
Watch Mayor Basran sweat with tough questions and hot wings, all in the name of a good cause.
Hosted by The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society.
We were honored that local mom, Kimberly Christianson, allowed us to reflect her and her daughter’s experience. We think her story is quite powerful and we hope that you will share the message with your family, friends and contacts - we urgently need a Youth Recovery House in the Okanagan and with your help we can build this house together. Chelsea’s Story: https://youtu.be/UelfWZ7mHE0
There are if's and's and but's scattered all throughout this journey but one thing has remained constant:
Our commitment to making a difference. The more and more we have the privilege to be ourselves, the more aligned souls we find.
Onwards + upwards, one day at a time 🙏 . . Thanks to your love, support, and connection we're able to provide quarterly donations through our #1MillionCampaign to Connect Counselling, Etcetera Youth Group, YMCA Okanagan and most recently Childhood Connections FREE child therapy services 💙💚💛❤️ YMCA of Okanagan AssociationThe Bridge Youth & Family Services
We got our FREE Naloxone kit from the Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy and you should too 🤷 ! You know the statistics, you've seen the numbers. We keep sweeping a horrific crisis under the rug, we're ashamed to talk about it, spend money on it, acknowledge it. But in doing so, we're losing people. We're losing our friends, family members, community members and inspirations to drug-related deaths. We're forgetting that those statistics are far closer to home than we realize. Those numbers are our people, our community. And we're tired of not talking about it. So on #IOAD2020 join us in remembering the brave and beautiful lives lost 💜 and those still fighting to make a difference ✨🖤 . . You Are not alone 🖤 kidshelpphone.ca + crisis text line.org available 24/7, 365 days #IOAD2020 or International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.
We asked: What Makes You An Ally? Here were a few responses... 👥🗣️ "To me, being an #ALLY is standing up for your friends/family when they can't. But also stepping back and letting their voices be heard." 👭👬 "Being an #ALLY means using my privilege to advocate for marginalized groups." 🙆🙆♂️"Being an #ALLY means creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, heard, and seen." 🏡👫"Being an #ALLY is being a safe place for everyone. We work hard to make our home safe for anyone." Show your #allyship with your voice, your actions, and your wardrobe with our latest 'Pride 2020' collection www.youarecollective.caThe Bridge Youth & Family Services